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Jan 20: 366-20 Dog Bed

Here’s another nice fabric texture for your library.  It’s a section of a very pretty dog bed from the kennel.  I love the brown design on the brown background (remember, I love those monochromatic patterns!).

Texture 366:20 Fabric Dog Bed
 I’m ready for some fun and challenges with these textures!  Here’s the before/after with my friendly Chihuahua model:
 
 

Please do post links to projects where YOU have used this provided texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.

 

Happy Texturing!
Peggy at DogBreedz.net and the DogBreedz Blog
 
 
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Jan 19: 366-19 Rug Back

The kennel manager, Jeri, isn’t a gal to leave a stone – or a rug – unturned.  When she figured out what I was doing prowling the kennel with my camera (and not photographing the dogs!) she rose to the occasion and shotgunned a lot of textures to me!  This is the non-skid backing of the rug featured in yesterday’s Free Texture post.  This is one to get the creative juices really flowing …

Texture 366-19 Rug Back

Now if this doesn’t get you thinking, I hope it’s just an off night for you … we all have those, and then we get right back into the game.  I just used this image of a Boxer puppy in a post at my DogBreedz Photo Blog so it came to mind first as a clean slate to use for today’s texture.  I used the texture in two separate layers and tweaked the hue and saturation in two different directions on each texture layer.  One I kept over the backdrop and the other I used for the white table covering.  I’m a huge fan of the monochromatic color look (white dog on white backdrop) but this gave a great funky look to the image.  One image, two completely different looks!

Hmm …. I wonder how this polkadot texture would look to turn the boxer pup in to a dalmatian wannabe?

Please do post links to projects where YOU have used this provided texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.

Happy Texturing!
Peggy at DogBreedz.net and the DogBreedz Blog

 

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366-17 Stucco

Another day of experimenting with some of the techniques and methods previously introduced.  And to help you out – here is a stucco wall, with intentionally uneven lighting effects.  Remember – you don’t have to use the full frame to add to a layer of your original image – use your transform tool and resize/move the texture layer until you get the effects you want added to your image – so MANY possibilities!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE stucco walls … their look can change with just a slight switch in lighting angles and there are so many different looks from wall to wall, depending on the knockdown (depth) used and the person doing the application.  The art of construction (grin)!

Texture 366-17 Stucco

I hope you aren’t getting bored with my pet portraits as examples – since I’m a pet photographer, those photos make up the bulk of my image library!  This handsome wirehaired Dachshund presented a charming head study against the black backdrop.  But when I textured up the ‘drop with my 366-17 Stucco (I used VIVID rather than OVERLAY this time), I really loved the juxtaposition of the two contrasting textures – to my eyes, this is a lovely improvement.

Please do post links to projects where YOU have used this provided texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.
Happy Texturing!
Peggy at DogBreedz.net and the DogBreedz Blog
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Jan 15: 366-15 Canvas

I’ve been throwing a lot of different tutorials at you lately, showing you many ways to use your new textures in your graphics and photos. For the next few-ish days, I’ll just be passing out new textures to you, and showing you an example of how I might use it.  Let’s take some time and really play with the methods that have been introduced here – get comfortable with your graphics program and what possibilities are opening up to you!  Today’s texture is a closeup of a canvas shoulder bag that was hanging out in the kennel, after going through the wash.  The lower natural side light brought out not only the texture of the canvas, but also shows variations in the shadowing, for extra effect.

For this image, I thought about a photo I took last year of Reilly, a Glen of Imaal Terrier.  The original photo was taken with a plain canvas backdrop, but it really is too plain for me, against his pretty wheaten color.  I used two layers of this texture as overlays – the layer closest to the photo I inverted the image, and the topmost layer I left it as it is here, and lowered the opacity just a skooch.  I think it really adds some nice texture to the backdrop and brings it closer to the look I was originally going for!  The top is the original, the bottom is with the texture layers.

Please do post links to projects where YOU have used this provided texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.
Happy Texturing!
Peggy at DogBreedz.net and the DogBreedz Blog
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Jan 8: 366-08 Old Paper

I have a wonderful old paper design that I worked up from scratch and used in an ad for a Dalmatian and his owner.  But what if you didn’t want to go to all that trouble for a similar effect?  Nick at The Digital Yard Sale has the perfect answer:  use his Old Paper Texture, pictured here:

Texture 366-08 Old Paper

Nick shows us in this YouTube video how he used this texture to distress his logo for an older “photo in the pocket” type of look.  I used most of his tutorial, with a couple of changes, for my final example.  I decided to use a photo I took of GCH Caran’s Days of Future Passed (call name Zion) that I took while he was in the ring at the 2011 Santa Ana Kennel Club All Breed Show.  His registered name reminds me of time passing – which for a photo makes me think of an older photo, distressed over time (his name also reminds me of The Moody Blues, but I didn’t find any inspiration from the corresponding album cover … ).  Here is the original photo and my final result.  Not sure if I’m happy with my choices in fonts, but this will do for an example of using the texture.

Feel free to also post links to projects where YOU have used this provided texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.  Happy Texturing!

 

 

 

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Jan 6: 366-06 Bokah

One of my favorite textures is Bokah (light designs in the out of focus range of the camera lens).  I love capturing it in my photos and using it in post-processing.  This texture is complements of flickr member laughlinc

Texture 366-06 Bokah

For using this texture, I opened a photo of an unidentified Standard Schnauzer waiting at bench during the 2011 Great Western Terrier Show in Long Beach.  I love taking a photo over the shoulder of a pet, to get a glimpse of what they might be looking at.  They often turn into favorite pet loss sympathy cards for my Greeting Card Universe shop.  In using today’s texture, I went with the Multiply Mode (instead of the Overlay that I’ve been using in previous examples).  The fine folks over that The Digital Photography School have an easy-to-follow tutorial, using this same texture.  Here is my final result, before (left) and after (right):
 
 
Do you have a different method of using textures, instead of just the Overlay Mode?  Let us know in the comments section.  Feel free to also post links to projects where YOU have used this texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.
 
Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.  Happy Texturing!
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